Homestead Fabric Blog Hop

I'm so excited to be participating in Birch Fabrics Homestead fabric Blog Hop introducing a new organic fabric line of cottons and knits by Emily Isabella. I've really been into knits as of late and I was more than happy to make a few new things for Curly Sue for the fall. And the truth is, it's really easy to dress a 2 year old when their clothes have piggies on them.

Homestead tunic

I've made several things with Birch fabrics for Curly Sue and I really love the weight of their knits. They're just a bit heavier than normal so they are easy to work with and make a nice weighted fall shirt or dress. I made a Charley Harper knit dress this summer and it has washed and worn so nicely.

Homestead tunic

For this outfit I used the Oliver + S Field Trip raglan t-shirt and lengthened the pattern into a tunic. While the piggies themselves are a salmon color, the tiny flowers are bold and inspired me to use dark orange and navy as contrasting fabrics.

Homestead tunic back

I'm a big fan of raglan sleeves and I think a tunic is a nice compromise between a dress and a shirt for my gal.

Homestead tunic sleeve

The leggings were self drafted and the Converse were hand-me-downs from my bestie's daughter. You'll be seeing a lot of her shoes in the future!

Homestead leggings

She's dancing to the music in her head. Gets that from her mama.

Homestead outfit

Curly Sue's tunic took up almost no fabric so I decided to make a pair of piggie leggings for a second outfit. She loves the piggies which means no struggle to get her to wear the clothes I make her. Plus leggings are so easy breezy it's a crime.

Homestead leggings

The tunic is another quick self draft. A simple top with no sleeve seam. A slightly gathered skirt with the last bits of navy knit fabric that I had left. All seams turned up and finished. This tunic is probably getting the most use of everything I made because the navy goes with a lot of our existing leggings.

Homestead leggings

If this picture could talk it would say, you promised me doughnuts, where are they?

Homestead leggings

I love how soft the leggings are. Such a great addition to our fall/winter wardrobe.

Homestead leggings

I just ordered the doughnut in this picture. Oh how she loves her mama (and doughnuts).

Homestead donut

Did you think my 2 year old just smiled and looked cute because she's an angel? Hah! She was promised a certain doughnut from Elsie's and she housed it before I could barely get a few bites in. She's no dummy. Nobody works for free around here.

Homestead knits

Birch Fabrics is holding a phenomenal giveaway with 22 ways to win. How can you not enter?! The winner receives 1 yard of every print in either cotton poplin or knit. Go ahead. Start entering!

Want more inspiration?! Check out this line-up of awesome blogs doing the hop with me.

9/21: Birch Fabrics Blog
9/22: Lucky Lucille
9/23: The Fabric Mutt
9/24: Brindille & Twig
9/25: The Crafty Kitty
9/28: SOTAK Handmade
9/29: Brooklyn Pattern Company
9/30: Craft Buds
10/1: Miss Crayola Creepy
10/2: Sew Can She
10/5: Simple Simon and Co.

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you were inspired to start working on your fall and winter wardrobe.